This is a guide to check if SmartBrake fits your bike, and what kind of SmartBrake kit you should get.
SmartBrake comes with either rim or disc brake mounted to the Brake Unit which you specified in the order. Both sets are hydraulic and fit even if your bike is set up with mechanical brakes. If you are unsure what kind of brakes your bike use today, check this guide. So far, so good. Now you would need to find out the mounting possibility for your bike:
Smart Brake can be delivered with rim brakes, Magura HS11 which is fitted with two screws, one at each side of the wheel at the fork. The other mounting alternative that some rim brakes uses, is one screw fitted at the center over the wheel. If your bike does not have the possibility to mount the rim brake at the fork with two screws, then we do not have an alternative for you. Smart Brake will not fit your bike.
Smart Brake can be delivered with disc brakes, Tektro Auriga twin caliper for trikes who need mirrored calipers. For single-wheel braking, Smart Brake is delivered with Magura MT2/MT Sport. All calipers fits your bike and rotor – commonly named disc. Rotors are made in different sizes (160, 180, 203mm). A larger rotor will provide you with more braking force (20-30% more torque going from 180mm to 203mm).
Smart Brake Kits
Smart Brake is purchased in different kits named as a “number of Brake Units” times “number of Remotes”, (ex. 1×2). For all kits, you have the possibility to choose your preferred caliper and type of remotes for your need.
How many Brake Units do I need?
One Brake Unit has a certain amount of force it can provide to the caliper. But this force alone is not enough to provide an answer to braking distance. The total weight of the user and the application, what kind of brake caliper (disc or rim brake), wheel/rotor size, and how many wheels the Smart Brake shall be applied on. This will give an estimate of braking distance in a perfect scenario. It is important to know that these factors are in ideal conditions and that weather, mounting, wear and tear of braking pads and oil in the hose will affect the braking distance.
Smart Brake has made a guide to provide you with the right kit for you according to our estimates. If you don’t feel that you get enough braking force, it is possible to connect a second Brake Unit that will be working on the same remote(s), or change the rotor to a larger size.
Make a interactive list according to weight, original mounting, wheel/rotor.
How many Brake Remotes do I need?
Smart Brake is modular, meaning that you can connect Brake Remotes to Brake Units, and Brake Units to Brake Units.
* Connect one Remote to control one Brake Unit or several Brake Units simultaneously.
* Connect several Remotes to control one Brake Unit or several Brake Units simultaneously.
When purchasing, you can choose between a Brake Lever, Thumb Brake or Hand Control. Read more about the SmartBrake remotes here, and find out which is right for your need. When ordering, we will set up and sync the Remotes and Brake Units according to your order. If we are unsure about your preferred setup, we will contact you.